Ulrich Upmeyer laid the foundations for our company in 1971. Since then, we have enjoyed continuous long-term growth. Our family owned and operated business now employs more than 300 people around the world.

With our automated storage system technology, we have played a decisive role in shaping warehouse logistics for decades. A targeted market focus and our innovative mindset and approach still remain our driving values.

The key dates

  • 2018
    Further development of the corporate design and consolidation of our market position
  • 2013
    Focus on mechanical and systems engineering, software and IT, and services
  • 2010
    Next generation takes over at the head of the company; realignment of Westfalia
  • 2008
    Supply Chain Automation® and Car Park Automation® set new standards
  • 2006
    Innovation award for the Aviator® off-floor storage and retrieval machine
  • 2005
    Westfalia establishes the Savanna.NET® warehouse logistics software
  • 2003
    Expansion drive leads to construction of a modern office complex
  • 1992
    Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is established as an independent unit for the US market
  • 1986
    Telescopic storage is now included in the product portfolio
  • 1983
    Satellite® storage system revolutionises warehouse logistics
  • 1979
    Westfalia implements the first fully automated storage system for the Herforder Brauerei brewery
  • 1971
    Foundation of Westfalia-WFT-Fördertechnik GmbH & Co. KG at the Uphof in Borgholzhausen